St. Tropez: bronze meets turquoise

So I was at Holts recently when I was out of town and after perusing around the makeup area I got suckered into a makeup touch up at the Laura Mercier counter.  I thought “why not?” I love her foundation but I haven’t really been interested in any of her other products.

One of the products that the SA used on me was the Caviar Stick in one of their summer colours from the Belle Nouveau collection, the most beautiful turquoise shade, aptly titled Turquoise (shocker, I know).  I already had my makeup fully done but what she did was draw a line of the product over my black gel liner.  When I looked in the mirror the effect was just so gorgeous.  The shade made my already-blue/green eyes pop even more.  The Caviar Sticks retail for C$30, which is kind of pricey, but then she dropped the bomb – the product was sold out across the country and they had only two left and one was on hold. Oh, and apparently the Belle Nouveau collection is exclusive to Holt Renfrew so I wouldn’t find it at my local Sephora.  I was sold.  So $30 poorer I left Holts fully satisfied with my purchases (I also picked up a pair of the Tory Burch Reva flats) and I have been using this product non-stop since I got it.

The Turquoise Caviar Stick is the perfect makeup item for fall and I believe it’s also waterproof as it takes some heavy-duty makeup remover to scrub it off.

I hope you enjoy the look!

As always, prime your lids with either an eyeshadow primer (like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion) or a cream eyeshadow.  I used MAC’s Bare Study paint pot and applied this all over the lid up to my brows and along my lower lash line.

I only used the Urban Decay Naked Palette for this look (in terms of eyeshadows) but the colours can be easily duped.  As a highlight, I applied Virgin on my brow bone, although any creamy-white colour will do.

Mixing together Sin and Sidecar, apply the colour all over your lids.

Using a fluffy crease brush, mix together Darkhorse and Smog and pat the colour onto the crease area, however, don’t blend just yet!

Taking Half Baked, a shimmery gold colour, pat this onto the middle of the lid area.  Then, grabbing your fluffy brush again, blend all the colours together.

With a pencil brush, grab Smog again and line your lower lash line.  Using your finger, blend the colour in.

Using a black eyeliner, I used a waterproof gel one by Sephora, line your upper lash line using a thin line.

To finish the look (and of course to add a pop of colour), use a thin liner brush and grab some colour from Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick in Turquoise and draw a thin line above the black liner.

Finally, apply a coat or two of mascara and you are done!

I absolutely love the finished look and love the Turquoise Caviar Stick even more!  The product is just so extremely creamy and it glides right on.  It’s expensive but I think it’s worth it.

On another topic, today is my birthday!  Yay for turning one year older!

Let me know if you try the look out.  Oh, and also your thoughts on the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks.

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